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Old 11-27-2010, 01:16 PM
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LED vs LCD monitor

What are the differences? What is more suitable for retouching?
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Old 11-27-2010, 02:27 PM
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Re: LED vs LCD monitor

An LED monitor is just an LCD that uses LED for the backlighting.
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Old 11-27-2010, 02:31 PM
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Re: LED vs LCD monitor

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What are the differences? What is more suitable for retouching?
As far as I know, a LED monitor is a LCD illuminated by LED.
this gives an idea:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Backlight
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Old 11-27-2010, 02:58 PM
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Re: LED vs LCD monitor

Ok, but I heard LED monitor might have much more truer color quality etc. or not?
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Old 11-27-2010, 05:41 PM
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Re: LED vs LCD monitor

As mentioned, the difference is the Light source. But there LED’s that use a single white LED and at last one, very expensive and superb unit that uses RGB LEDs. The only real useful feature of (white) LED over Fluorescent in terms of the computing experience is they use less energy (and they don’t contain mercury which is quite nasty stuff). The bit about truer color isn’t necessary the case with white LEDs.
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Old 11-27-2010, 09:03 PM
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Re: LED vs LCD monitor

having used lcds for quite a while now and having looked at the new led's, i can tell you the first thing i noticed was that the led's dont fade when you tilt or swivel them. if you do that with an lcd with just a few degrees off you start to get untrue colors and such. the clarity is also better from what i've seen so far. i've still got two lcd's i'm using but as soon as one burns up i'll most likely switch to led. they just look better to me and a LOT less loss when moving them side to side or up and down.
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Old 11-27-2010, 09:04 PM
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Re: LED vs LCD monitor

I see, so there is no difference in display quality? (excluding those very expensive RGB LEDs)
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Old 11-27-2010, 11:34 PM
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it depends. i've seen some really bad low end led's. you just have to look around. guides and advices have to ALWAYS be secondary to your own eyes
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Old 12-08-2010, 05:38 AM
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Re: LED vs LCD monitor

LCD monitors use cold cathode fluorescent lamps for backlighting, LED monitors use light emitting diodes. When discussing about TV monitors, it should be mentioned the fact that the main difference between LED and LCD monitors is related to their backlighting techniques.
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Old 12-08-2010, 09:34 AM
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Re: LED vs LCD monitor

Neither backlight design on its own makes a meaningful difference for retouching. What's important is finding something with good uniformity, brightness control, and color accuracy, as well as a reliable means of calibration. There's more to it than that, but just quoting technology used won't make one better than the other. I noted Kraellin's comment on CCFL backlights. I can't seem to reproduce his results.
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